acquaintances and friends. the orchestra played "god save the queen," and the slight small prince stepped into the room. for two hours, nearly 3,000 of new york's finest citizens rushed like schoolgirls to meet him, and in the mad crush, the wooden floor collapsed. [laughter] nevermind, no one was hurt. [laughter] the band played, the guests rushed to follow, and delivery waiters piled plates with filet of beef, lobster salad, patee, and filled glasses with champaigne. at 2 a.m., the dance floor fixed, strains could be heard, and eager females, young and old, waited their turn for a dance, and timely, the young woman from new bedford was tapped.